Now for the bumps - when I visited the 'Out of the Fold' Exhibition in Bury last month I saw a small textile piece that involved shibori felt. It fascinated me so I've had a go myself. I dyed some wool prefelt in the microwave (don't worry I have a separate bowl from the food bowls!) and embellished it a little with silk fibres. Then I made silver foil bobbles, wrapped the fabric round them with elastic bands and felted it in the washing machine.
Then I added threads, french knots and beads. It's all stitched onto some Indian rag paper. The whole thing, including the paper is only about 21cm x 15cm (it shrank loads in the machine). If I'd thought it through I would have done the french knots and beads before I couched it onto the paper, but I didn't, so it was a bit fiddly.
From this angle it looks a bit like an alien landscape!
What will I do with it? No idea, but it was fun making it!